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Gilda's Family Restaurant

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37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
+1 831-423-2010
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (33 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Gilda's for about 30 years whenever we come to Santa Cruz. It is very family friendly, and you can dine well on a budget. One time, years ago, it was not good, but we gave it another chance. We both had...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is extensive, atmosphere is great as is the service. I had the clam chowder and i ave had better.

Thank adele2222015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was very fresh. The fish, the vegetables, the calamari and the clam chowder were excellent. Definitely recommend them -- the prices are very reasonable too.

Thank George S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I went to Gilda's on our Honeymoon 38 years ago. I was surprised to see that it hasn't been updated since 1979.

Thank riosdianna20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and the boyfriend found this restaurant randomly whist walking around so hadn't seen any reviews. Last year we did the same thing with a fish dinner and the results were horrendous! thankfully this time was the opposite! Our waitress was very friendly and explained...More

Thank Bubbles B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since there was a 30'minute wait for a table and it was late, we sat at the counter. That enabled us to see the hustling workers up close. They worked non- stop. Meals were served promptly. They even had spumoni ice cream which is hard...More

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice view of the sea from where we were seated. Service needs to be little faster but the delicious food more than made up for it. Wide choice of sea food. The clam chowder was excellent. One of the oldest and best restaurants...More

Thank amar1204
Reviewed June 4, 2017

We visited here to have brunch. We were lucky enough to get a spot by the window with some lovely ocean views. We could even see some wildlife. We found the food and service to be average, nothing spectacular. I hope they will consider revamping...More

Thank DanAdventure
Reviewed May 23, 2017

6pm Saturday night visit in mid-May. Friendly hostess walked us straight to a little table for 2 looking onto the water. Great views and great service. Our waiter was helpful and had recommendations for our questions. Ordered quickly and the food arrived in a timely...More

Thank fae r
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This was one of our many return visits to Gilda's. Enjoyed very good seafood, a great view and fast and friendly service. Couldn't ask for more!

Thank Charles M
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December 19, 2016|
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a bar with a few seats and a great view and a small TV (often off). But I don't believe they have a "Happy Hour" -- the restaurant has great (cheap) daily specials though!
December 8, 2016|
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Response from R Chris C | Reviewed this property |
There was 3 of us and they did
March 3, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-2010
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